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goes on. we will be back at 8:00 p.m. on monday night. we are, of course, the show that's the enemy of lying, pomposity, smugness, and groupthink. but more than anything, haveav a great weekend, turn off w the devices and be with the ones you love. have a great weekend. "hannity" is next. see you monday. ♪ >> sean: this is a fox news alert. welcome to "hannity" on this busy breaking news night. we start this morning before sunrise, heavily armed fbi agents dressed in full tactical gear, surrounding the home of a 66-year-old man, drawing their weapons, pounding on the door, and they took him into custody. now this was not a suspected murderer, drug kingpin, not a part of the mob. no, this was roger stone,gr accused of making a false statement to congress. now stone is just the latest american to be persecuted by robert mueller's witch-hunt because of his connection to president trump. now coming up tonight, long time roger stone confidante and fellow mueller target, identified as person numberrs oe
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in this indictment, jerome corsi will join us for an exclusive interview. big news, we w start with the partial government shutdown. president trump announced today that after 35 days, a deal has been reached to reopen the government temporarily until february the 15th. he is giving congress now three weeks to agree on legislation to build the wall, secure our borders, and he was speaking earlierde today from the rose garden and here's what the president had to say. >> it's just common sense. walls work. that's why most of the democrats in congress have voted in the past for bills that include walls and physical barriers and very powerful fences these barriers are made of steel, have see-through visibility, which is very important, and are equipped with sensors, monitors, and cutting edge technology. >> sean: in our "community
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watch" segment, we have the real, behind-the-scenes door that no one else will tell you. numerous democrats, both in theak house and the senate for the last two weeks, they have been speaking to their republican colleagues. they have been asking them to broker this three-week opportunity to support the wall and negotiate other parties like -- on other issues like daca and dreamers. they have been begging their republican colleagues to that deal with the president.ea so the president, well, he showed leadership. rose above the partisan bickering in the swamp, offering relief to federal workers all while sticking to his commitment to restore other border. the president was very clear. no ambiguity. in three weeks, if congress cannot do their job, secure a deal to protect our borders, rethen the president will do wht he lawfully has the right to do, and that's declare a national emergency, and he will be building the wall with funds that he allocates most likely from the department of defense. this is, indeed, a real crisis. in three weeks, he will declare a national emergency and, look at what the
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president has done up until now. he has offered concessions, things the democrats say they wanted. daca,an dreamers, tpa. is he standing up for life versus death. to him, he has been arguing safety and security for the people of this country. but tonight, we have to ask ourself this question. what have the democrats nancy and chuck been standing up for? actually, nothing. there is no position here. they have only been placating what is now the radical extreme base of the socialist democratic party of today. and all they do is fuel their daily anti-trump rage and hate. aske that question tonight. democrats, what do they do? they went on vacation. the president stayed at the white house. luxurious junkets, really? paid for by lobbyists while the president stays it at the whitet house. refusing invitation after invitationon to sit down with the president, who is saying, i'm willing to work with you.i' i will work on daca and dreamers. we have got to secure the border to save the lives of our fellow countrymen, because of the problem with
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open borders. these other democrats privately they have been going behind the leadership in their own party, asking leaders like lindsey graham and others, hey, help us get this period where we can try to get this job done. they want the wall, as well, but they are just not telling schumer and pelosi. if not, they know the president will declare that national emergency. the president, to his credit, he has tried every single thing he could possibly do. he has been reasonable. he has been fair. hehe has offered concessions but in the end, it's his job as commander-in-chief to keep us safe.ma he will do his job. so now congress, they have their three weeks to do their job and secure our border. democrats, weak-kneed republicans, they need to remember the facts. we have built so far 654 miles of border wall over the last 15 years with notable results. for example, the wall in yuma, arizona, after it went from five miles to 60 plus miles, that led to a 91% drop in crime. remember democrats actually used
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to be for strong borders just a few years ago. that's when obama was president. actually, they sounded moreru like trump than trump, before they were consumed with all ais anti-trump hate and rage every day. take a look. >> people who enter the united states without our permission are illegal aliens and illegal aliens should not be treated the same as people who enter the u.s. legally. >> to so many americans we do not want the wall to be a symbol of america. much preferring the statue of liberty be that symbol. >> all of us agree that we need to have comprehensive, bipartisan immigration reform. that can only begin strong border control. we must have that. we must control our borders. >> a wall is an immorality. it's not who we are as a nation. >> sean: walls work but we have got to finish the job. i have said some times on this program, the cost of a porous border, they are
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enormous, and it's growing more serious every single day. human trafficking, drug trafficking. gangs, cartels. it is a life and death situation. talk to angel moms and angel dads. talk to the parents that have lost their kids because of the opioid crisis. then to make matters worse, another 10,000 person migrant caravan right now asmi we speak is headed our way. so, you say tonight to chuck and nancy, all right. behind your back, your fellow democrats, they want that wall. they also want a deal with daca. they want to solve problems. they want solutions. will you work for it?th now you can either work with this president, do what's right for the country, or the american people will see youme for who you are, just obstructionists, hating a president. and anyone out there, by the way, thinking president trump caved today, d you don't really know the donald trump i know. he right now holds all the cards. he will secure the border one way or another. while president trump works hard to solve serious issues of life and death facing the country, we do have anotherwe issue tonight.
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"hannity watch" on the deep state. robert mueller and his merry band of democratic donors, they continue their quest literally to destroy the lives of everyone and anyone that's associated with donald trump. today, roger stone was their latest target. our own trace gallagher has the very latest. >> sean, pre-dawn raid on the fort lauderdale home of long time trump confidante roger stone began with the fbi shouting, saying open the door. it ended with stone being led away in handcuffs. for months special counsel robert mueller and senior members of the trump campaign tried to benefit from the release of wikileaks of hacked democratic emails damaging to the clinton campaign. stone called the special counsel politically motivated and vowed to fight the charges, saying he wasd falsely accused of making false statements to the houseli intelligence committee. here's what he just said onn "tucker carlson tonight." watch. >>f i'm in for the fight of my life.
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but i will not quit. i will not fold. i will not bend. i will not bear false witness against the president. i intend to fight because this indictment is fabricated. this indictment is thin as can be. >> white house press secretary s sarah sanders said the charges don't have anything to do with the president and trump attorney jay sekulow said the indictiment also does not allege russian collusion by roger stone or anyone else, meaning there is no evidence that stone conspires with wikileaks or the russian officials who the special counsel believes hacked the democratic emails. the indictment does say that s stone repeatedly discussed wikileaks with campaign associates. here he is again. watch. >> but knowing what's in my email and my text messages, there is no corroboration whatsoever for this. and as for my emails exchange with steve bannon, everything i told him in the exchange was publicly reported information.
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>> stone is obviously out on bail, a $250,000 bond to be exact. his next court date is b january 29th in the nation's capital. it's not uncommon for the fbi to make early morningg arrests of targets who are under indictment, but it's first time robert mueller has used this tactic. stone had been predicting his indictment for months. sean, back to you. >> sean: trace, thank you. we are witnessing the>> biggest abuse of power scandal in modern american history. it's playing out right before your eyes. more corruption than we have ever seen. really, a predawn raid? 17 vehicles move in. 27 fbi agents in full swat gear, guns drawn, home surrounded? for what? roger stone is not being charged with any violent crime here. he isn't charged with colluding with a foreign government at all. he has never posed any security threat of any kind. instead, he was indicted on a series of process crimes
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that never would have happened, yet, robert mueller started an investigation. this is, in other words, created by the fact thatis had an investigation. why is he being treated like pablo escobar? naturally, fake news cnn, they were there. they captured the whole thing. wow, how did they know the exact timing of this? somehow the network's fake t news so-called journalists knew exactly when and where the raid would go down and the time it would happen. well, couldn't be, could it? did one of, maybe, somebody in mueller's office, maybe one of the partisan investigators, i don't know, did they tip off their favorite fake news network? take a look. speak it with the reporter's instinct. the whole brush of teams that something was happening. there was unusual grand jury activity in washington, d.c. yesterday. we also had other signs that maybe something was going on this angle, the roger stone angle. g g so we showed up at his house this morning. we were the only ones there, and lo and behold, the fbi
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agents did come and arrest him. >> sean: maybe another investigation into more leaking? the details of an ongoing investigation? by the way, that's a serious crime. i wonder if these leakers, are they ever going to face justice? oh, that's right. we are living in a two-tiered justice system. one if you are a clinton, a whole other one if you are a o democrat. and like virtually all the investigators on mueller's team, well, they seem above the law. but if you are associated with president trump, you get your door kicked down in the middle of the night, hauled away in handcuffs, all while cnn films it all. you are tarred and feathered in thehe public square. your innocence is stripped before ever facing trial. your rights are trampled on by a politically-motivated army of clinton donors. do you know what? this bears all the markings of mueller's so-called pit bull andrew weissmann. like all of mueller's previous targets, roger stone was not charged with anything russia involved, no collusion, no russia, no conspiracy to steal clinton's emails or
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commit campaign fraud, because he didn't commit any of those crimes and isn't charged with that. that's why he is charged with seven bogus processs crimes again. five counts of lying to congress and not once lying about emails. oh, and text messages. all of these crimes occurring after the start of the mueller investigation. now this is nothing more than a political persecution. now, let's not forget james comey, he lied to congress. john brennan lied to congress. james clapper lied to congress on multiple occasions. are they going to be charged? when will theyo get the predawn raid treatment? what about former fbi director andrew mccabe, fired for lying to the fbi?orcc when is he going to get the predawn raid? comey's general counsel james baker leaked sensitive information. when is his predawn raid? james comey leaked memos to the press via a close professor friend. is he going to get charged
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with that? biggest of all, we have hillary clinton. she mishandled top secret classified material on an unsecured private server and then, want to talk about obstruction of justice, not handing over emails and text messages. oh, that's what they just charged roger stone with. but hillary destroyed subpoenaed emails, 33,000 of them. oh, and then she washed her computer hard drive with bleachut bit and then they busted up the devices.s. where is hillary clinton's predawn raid? james comey, sally yates, rod rosenstein, they all lied to a fisa court. they never checked the veracity of the charges in the clinton bought and paid for phony russian dossier. are they going to be charged for those blatant crimes? this is sad and now going to be the end of real justice in america because this is a two-tiered system of justice. and today after posting bail, roger stone, he remains defiant. take a look. >> i will plead not guilty
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to these charges. i will defeat them in court. i believe this iss a politically-motivated investigation. i am troubled by the political motivation of the prosecutors, and as i have said previously, there is no circumstance whatsoever under which i will bear false witness against the president, nor will i make up lies to ease the pressure on myself. i look forward to be fully and completely vindicated. >> sean: according to the special counsel, the basis for stone's arrest surrounds his attempt to source clinton campaign emails acquired by wikileaks. by the way, that's not a crime. i have said it before and i will say it again. w ife. trying to access wikileaks information and find out what they had is a crime, then almost every media outlet in this country would be guilty of that crime. in 2016, nearly every paper, every news organization, accessed wikileaks documents
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surrounding the stolen podesta emails, including the ever so loved liberalw "new york times." they actually provided direct link to the leaked emails inside of their articles, which brings us now to a "hannity" history lesson. very similar to a case in 1971, very famous case, known as the pentagon papers when the "new york times" published a top secret federal report on the vietnam war called the pentagon papers. the report was stolen. it was given to the "times" by federal employees and subsequently published byew the "new york times" and various other papers and other news agencies. now, following an attempted government crackdown, the supreme court upheld the media's right to publish what are stolen pentagon papers. so roger stone, or if the "new york times" or anyone else was interested in knowing what wikileaks was going to produce next, which, they all were,
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and leak it, in other words, the clinton emails in 2016, that is not a crime, unless, of course, they stole it or conspired to steal it, which -- that is not part of the charges. that's why roger stone is only facing process crime allegations.ti five counts, lying to congress. and as you can see, robert mueller found zero evidence of criminal campaign collusion. still, wanted to turn the screws anyway. you know, so maybe he will talk or maybe he will compose or sing. sound familiar? why? because mueller wants to take down a duly elected president of the united states. he has only democrats, donors on his team. maybe they want revenge for the 2016 election. and they appear to stop at nothing to get it. but i have a news flash for team mueller. there was no collusion. your investigation is baseless, always has been, and you will never subvert the will of the american people. we have a lot to get to. joining us now, author of "the deep state," fox news
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jason chaffetz. the author of "the russian hoax," fox news legal analyst gregg jarrett. author of "the case against the democratic house impeaching trump," harvard law professor alan dershowitz. congressman chaffetz, i will begin with you. if this is the case all of these other people that we know lied to congress and in the case of hillary, they were subpoenaed. she did the delete them. she did acid wash the hard drive and she did bust up devices. where is her predawn raid and the predawn raid of everyone else i mentioned? >> you remember brian was the tech for hillary clinton. i issued a subpoena twice and he refused to show up for congress. not only was there a predawn raid, they never arrested and prosecuted and never did anything about him. instead what you had was this fbi and the department justice handing out immunity agreements so they got the easiest treatment possible. at the same time, as you point out, there were emails and documents, classified information, so highly classified, even i, as the o
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chairman of the oversight committee, could not see this information. it was out in the wind. it was told up to 300 people had this secure information. in a nonclassified setting. and the department of justice did nothing. it's the duplicity. it's theli unbalance. it's that lady justice peeking under a blindfold and acting differently for the democrats than they do on republicans that is so disgusting. >> sean: gregg, i want it get your thoughtsis on this. >> jason is absolutely right. and, in fact, huma abedin and cheryl mills, two of hillary clinton's top aides, clearly made false and misleading statements to the fbi. and emails prove that those were false statements. and jason, during a committee hearing, intelligence committee hearing, confronted james comey about it andin comey said, "well, there is always conflicting recollectionf of facts." you know, this from the same guy who used no facts, no evidence, no probable cause,
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to launch a dilating and improper and illegitimate investigation of donald trump and now his long-time friend and ally robert mueller is pretty h much doing the same. these are process crimes. but out indictment of roger stone only shows today that mueller has failed to meet his mandate. no one has been charged with a c crime for which mueller was appointed. >> sean: you know, professor dershowitz, you talk about the criminalizing of political differences here. every one of those people i mentioned and gregg just mentioned are guilty of the exact same thing that they charged roger stone with. if we're going to arrest one person, if we're going to say that's justice, where is equal justice? where's equal application of our laws? >> no, i agree. i think we shouldn't arrest any of them. we should let this be fought a out in the political arena. look, today's arrest is part
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of a long pattern by mueller. hely only arrests people for crimes that occured either after he came into office, crimes stimulated essentially by the i investigation or crimes that occurred earlier but have nothing to did with russia, tax evasion, bank fraud, taxicab medallions or one case where he indicts russians who will never come into this country show indictment. arresting somebody. right.es and the used of arresting stone the way they arrested him nightmare. up in arms. now the government cop said he was not a flight risk or danger and they accepted very
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low bailing and let him leave. they should have called his lawyer i and say, please show up tomorrow. he will be h arraigned. that's the way white collar criminals are treated. what they want to do with stone is squeeze him the way m they squeezed flynn and manafort and judge ellis who said they are not interested in manafort. they are interested in what manafort can give them on trump. they want to have him singan and the fear is these people may also compose. we know some of them probably have already composed, maybe up stories. now stone has said he won't do it. of course, michael cohen said he wouldn't cooperate either so we have to wait and see. >> sean: thank you all for being with us. we will have a lot more's breaking news tonight. straight ahead, newt gingrich on all of the breaking news. plus, jerome corsi, in other words, person number one in roger stone's indictment. he will join us later for exclusive interview and, you will find out who our "villain of the day" is as we continue. ♪ doug, doug!
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♪ >> sean: today, in an extraordinary act of patriotism, the president put country before party. he gave the democrats what many of them privately have been asking for, and that's three weeks to do their job, take action on america's border and its crisis, and if not, he will declare a national emergency on february 15th. now the president spoke directly to the american people from the rose garden about this deal, emphatically declared he is still fighting for that border wall. it's about life and death and safety and security. take a look. >> if we make a fair deal, the american people will be proud of their government, for proving that we can put country before party. walls should not be controversial. our country has built 654 miles of barrier over the last 15 years and every career border patrol agent i have spoken with has told me that walls work. they do work. >> sean: joining us with
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reaction to all the breaking news today, author of new book entitled "collusion," former speaker of the house, fox news contributor newt gingrich. so this is what happened behind the scenes, and i knew thispe was going on for a couple of weeks, democrats privately pulling in the senate lindsey graham aside and some others in the house, o mark meadows and others, pulling them aside saying they want the wall. their leadership will not evenou touch it until the government is open, asking, pleading, begging, give us a chance. the president said, all right, have you three weeks. what do you think? >> well, look, i think given the way it played out, this is probably the strongest thing president trump can do. he is actually in a pretty good position to demand two things.. one, that nancy pelosi make an order as speaker. a substitute. he is not going to get anything out of her. her left is so crazy she couldn't possibly compromise.
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what she could do is allow kevin mccarthy, the republican leader, to offer a bill in three weeks that would keep the government open, build the wall, solve the challenge with the dreamers, and i believe that bill would carry the house by a surprisingly big margin. that's what ronald reagan did with tipp o'neal. he knew he couldn't get o'neil to compromise. but he could get o'neil to schedule a vote in which the majority of the house would vote for something that the w left wouldn't accept. the second, pretty simple, you don't get your job done, i'm not going to close the t government. but the minute this is over, i am going to file a presidential decree that this is a national emergency. the congress have failed to protect america and we are building a wall with money we can get out of the defense budget and the homeland security budget and just run over them.
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this idea that the democrats today, the leadership of the democratic party, nancy pelosi, chuck schumer, care more about hurting donald trump than they care about either 800,000 federal employees or than they care about defending our southern border, i think it c is unsustainable and i think the president is in a position now, he has taken a beating in public opinion. he has had the natural 90% anti-trump news media against him every single day, but he still believes as commander-in-chief that his job is to protect americans and i think three weeks from now will be the real test. >> sean: what's amazing about this, the president, when he talks about thezi issue, he keeps talking about cartels and gangs and -- not the 98% of people that want to get here to have a better life, but the 2% that have committed homicides against americans, sexual assaults
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against americans. violent assaults against americans. a so he is talking about life and death, the 90% of heroin that comes in from that border.ha he is talking about safety and security. this is what is interesting. he's offered a compromise. he's invited people to sit down. they won't even show up. they go off on junkets, what does nancy pelosi and chuck schumer, where do they stand? what are they doing here? what are they really fighting for? i don't see a thing except hatingng trump. >> look, i think pelosi and schumer are at a much bigger crossroads than trump is. trump stood firmly for what he believes in. he is in a position in three weeks to enact it byy executive order if he has toex and then get in a big fight over it. that will be fine. they have a real -- i think this is a defining moment for the modern democratic party. is it really going to be owned by left wing radicals
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who want open borders, who don't see anything as a threat, who believe in talking in hateful wayss about their opponents, or are they going to say, all right, let's have an open vote. all pelosi would have to do is in the next three weeks agree to an open vote and my guess is you would pass reopening the government with border controls with probably 290 votes. and only by playing gamesab can she avoid that. >> sean: last question. predawn raid. put this in perspective, thehe pre-dawn raid, 27 fbi guys, gun loaded, process crime, nothing to do with russia, but interestingly, one of charges is against roger stone about, oh, lying about emails and text messages and i'm thinking, how does he get charged and hillary gets to erase 33,000 emails, bleach bit the hard drive, bust up her devices? what d does that tell you? >> look, i hope that senator
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grassley is going to use the judiciary committee, look at prosecutorial abuse, recognize -- why is cnn sitting out there at 6:00 in the morning? who leaked? i mean, this whole thing has become such a clear, vicious act of destruction that people ask themselves, is this really america, when at 6:00 in the morning, somebody who is not violent, has no record of violence, has armed fbi agents in full battle vests pounding on the door at 6:00 a.m.? while cnn covers it? there is something despicable about what's happening in america today. >> sean: newt gingrich, thank you for being with us. when we come back, our exclusive interview. he is identified in thehe document of roger stone as person number one. that's right, jerome corsi will join us coming up next. that is straight ahead. don't forget, coming up, who is
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♪ >> sean: joining us now, jerome corsi, facing his own legal fight within the special counsel, after rejecting mueller's plea deal because he says he refuses to lie under oath against president trump. dr. corsi was criminally threatened and coerced to tell a lie, call it the truth. here with further reaction, no more," dr. jerome corsi. you spent 40 hours with mueller, correct? >> yes, sean, 40 hours. >> sean: you are 72 years old, right? >> yes, i'm 72. >> sean: in the course of answering questions, you didn't remember emails specifically from two years prior.
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>> correct. >> sean: at times, you amended some of your testimony? >> almost continuously, as i said, i'm not a human tape recorder. you can't punch a button and i can't remember precisely this gotcha game that the mueller prosecutors were determined to play. it became psychologically really disturbing and by theal end of 40 hours, i think my mind was complete mush. >> sean: i can't tell you who was on the show on monday. i don't know. i'm with you. but when you found out and you went through your papers and emails and stuff, youhr said, uh-oh, i got that wrong. here's the truth. you amended it. first, your reaction to the pre-dawn raid of roger stone today. >> i was shocked. this is gestapo-like tactics. what's the point in having all these armed police with riot gear bursting into a house at 7:00 a.m., wife and roger in bed. this is not america. this is not the way we treat people in america who are
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basically trying just to be political operatives, who are earning a living and i mean, it frightens me to thinkit what the fbi could do burstingbu into my home with my wife asleep and the family asleep. there is no need for it.ee and i think increasingly, that we're seeing an out-of-control mueller operation that is determineded to terrorize people and criminalize politics. i think it's very frightening for the direction of america. >> sean: do you still fear, because when you refused to sign what you said was a lie, what was said to you and your attorneys, and are you afraid that they areha now going to pre-dawn raid you and your house? >> well,ou it could happen. the attorneys -- my attorneys were told by the mueller group, we will take it from here. very angry, arrogant, and that's now of course been the end of november. and nothing has happened. i think when i read this indictment today, it's absolutely clear i'm being accused of no wrong-doing.
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i have done nothing wrong, sean.ac i brought in and offered all of my computers. my backup systems. my cell phone, my emails. i went in to cooperate. i have offered to cooperate throughout the process and i did not willingly and knowingly give information i knew to be false to deceive the special prosecutor. i had a memory problem. >> sean: you were referred to as person number one in roger's indictment. they go through a series ofge emails that -- and communications between the two of you, where basically, you know, you are saying, oh, what does wikileaks have now after -- this is a after debbieeb wasserman schultz, the first clinton email dump, which we never would have gotten probably if a lot of these things were better protected -- that's a different issue for a different day. but you want to find out, you working for world net daily at the time, you wanted to
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find out like everybody else in the media what else did julian assange and wikileaks have? what was he w going to release next? you were talking about it. i know you wrote a dissertation at harvard, did you not, on the pentagon papers? >> in fact, that's my ph.d. dissertation in 1972 in the department of political science. it was on the pentagon papers case. i mean, i'm thinking that was 47 years ago. i mean, it was amazing to me that that's what i focused on. as a journalist, i had a right to talk with assange, to speak with assange, to publish what assange had. it's just that i had no contact with assange. >> sean: "new york times" published it. >>ou yeah. >> sean: by the way, you said to me, you have never talked to julian assange. >> never. >> sean: neither has roger stone, if i remember correctly. >> as far as i know. roger can speak for himself. i know for myself, i have never spoken to julian assange directly or indirectly. no contact.ke >> sean: so comparing thee pentagon papers case, which you did a dissertation ironically on, and looking at this case, all you and
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roger want to know is, what does he have? neither one of you were part of a conspiracy to steal information from anybody, nor did you steal any information fromd anybody. the precedent 6-3 decision in the pentagon papers case, "new york times," clearly states that the "times" had a right to publish information as long as they didn't steal it.. andd you were requesting information and trying to find information like many others in the media, what was coming next, correct? >> you are exactly right, sean.ng we had a right to do this. every journalist and person involved in political operations and the campaigns, julian assange not only dropped 40,000 emails of debbie wasserman schultz july 22nd, 2016, within a day or two he said he had more emails to come. and, of course, the speculation was rampant. i wanted to know.. everybody wanted to know.
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i passed on a couple of p emails to ted malek to say go see assange. roger had written some of those emails. there is no crime in any of this.. this is normal politics. >> sean: why are you confident? you seemed confident the last time you everywhere on this show that you were going to get a pre-dawn raid. youhi feel it's less likely today, why? >> much less likely. i think i have pushed back. i have written this book, "silent no more." theon indictment suggests nothing i have done is wrong. i believe i have done nothing wrong. >> sean: you're prepared, though, if it does happen? >> if it does happen, we will deal with it. my family is prepared. it mass made my life, my family's life, my wife a nightmare. can't sleep. up days, bad days. this is not america. i have done nothing wrong. i was a journalist. i went in and did the best of my ability with faulty memory. i can be convicted of having a bad memory but i can't be convicted of telling the special counsel or the fbi
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something i knew to be false to deceive them. it didn't happen. >> sean: all right. we will watch carefully. this is scary. you know, if hillary clinton s can delete 33,000 subpoenaed emails, acid wash her hard drive, and bust up devices, nothing happens?p all these other people, high ranking people we know lied to congress, nothing happens. scary for this country. when we come back, you won't believe fake news' cnn's jim acosta did it again. he certainly didn't sound like a journalist, and our "villain of the day," it will shock your conscious. straight ahead.
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♪ >> life of america's news headquarters, i marion rafferty prayed for former trump campaign advisor roger stone arrested and brought before a judge on friday.
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seen here leaving court on friday who was indicted as part of special counsel robert mueller's investigation. a seven count indictment includes charges of abstraction, witness tampering, and lying to congress. house speaker nancy pelosi responded to the news, releasing a statement that set apart, "the indictment of roger stone makes clear there was a deliberate coordinated attempt by top trump campaign officials to influence the 2016 election, and subvert the will of the american people." on friday evening, just hours after leaving court, stone sat down with fox news host tucker carlson. he says the indictments are false and that he plans to fight the charges. >> i meant for the fight of my life. i will not quit. i will not fold. i will not bend. i will not bear false witness against the president. i intend to fight, because this indictment is fabricated. this indictment is thin as can be. my attorneys are highly
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competent that they can run back and acquittal. if i can get a fair trial and the district of columbia. >> president trump signing a bill late friday to end the 35 day partial government shutdown, the longest in u.s. history. the deal only lasts three weeks but will allow 800,000 federal workers to return to work or receive back pay for working during the shutdown. trump and congressional democrats now have until february 15th to work out their differences over the president's border wall or the government shutdown, where the government could shut down again. i am marion rafferty. now back to "hannity" ." ♪ >> sean: time for "hannity watch."n: the media, take a look at what cnn's old jim acosta did today. >> folks are wondering whether or not we might see a bright shiny object before the end of the day after that stunning news, the indictment of roger stone,
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one of the president's long time advisors and friends. it appears we have one. the question is whether or not at this hour, not at this hour, is that bright shiny object potentially light at the end of the tunnel in terms of this government shutdown. >> sean: oh, thaton doesn't soud like opinion at all. unbiased journalist. oh, guess what he is writing a book entitled "enemy of the people." dangerous time to tell the truth in america. dangerous if you are conservative. joining us now for reaction, senior advisor fox news contributor tammy bruce. tammy, i look at that. i see the book deal and i'm thinking, oh, okay. you just tell everybody you are a journalist not a talk show host like we are. we are the whole newspaper. they are supposed to be one part of it but they are really not. are they? >> yeah. and just even based on the title of his book, it's not going to affect him at all, because he is not a journalist. he has made a mockery. others have made mockery of an incredibly importantt industry.
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yet president trump, just by existing, has exposed so much. this doesn't just happen to thee legacy media. this has exposed the degree of their partisanship that has clearly been appliedsa likely for decades, right? so this is important -- it's very disappointing. it's a problem for our democracy. we have got, you know, being able to ask questions of power by legitimate individuals who are serious about wanting to get answers. separate and, you know, regardless of partisanship, is an important part of our democracy. but we also were wondering when acosta was doing all his shenanigans at press briefings, we thought he wanted his own show. well, now we know it was for content for a book. that's what he was doing. so, this is, i think, clear and i don't mind if people have noticed we have now had the longest stretch of not having a press briefing. i think perhaps karl would maybe know the number in the history since they returned with bill clinton. and if you noticed, our lives are better. right?
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we have not had the daily shenanigans of this particular person or the other individuals and the american people remain informed.. so hopefully the white house will continue to not do that. >> sean: on the two big stories we have today, sean, on the case with roger stone, nothing to do with russia, you know, no mueller, there is no chance of lying to congress. we have the double standard issue. more importantly on the wall, the president has showed a passion about life and death, safety and security. stood on principle. he has shown a reasonableness, willing to make concessions. willing to give them another time to do their job. they are on excursions and vacations and lobbyist-paid junkets. eventually he will act on his own. so i see that the president is showing the maturity that people say they want in him. >> that's absolutely right. if i can just one second go
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back to the comment that you made, a that mr. acosta made. the idea that he was referencing the end of a government shutdown that has affected so many people, not just the workers and contractors, but the other folks that are dependent on the economy around federal installations or buildings or agencies or departments, and calling it a bright shiny object, acting as though minimizing the importance of what the president was trying to do, really speaks to his character and, you know, his ability to become an opinion maker and not a journalist. to your point, look, i think that this is -- the president did everything he could. he was fought hard for the priorities that he said on the campaign that he would protect the american people. i think everybody in america understands that he went as far as he could for this. at the end of the day, he did what was best for the country. you saw that airline traffic become a little tenuous today with shutdowns starting to go and people in the air not knowing whether they were going to go and the effect that would have, not only on
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travel, but commerce system the president did the right thing for the country. >> sean: when we come back, our "villain of the day" and we will read your emails straight ahead. ♪ -omar, look. [ thunder rumbles ]
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>> vim lan of the >> archvillain of the day is on of the left new rising stars an that is congresswoman who is to knights winner or loser based o her most recent comment about the presidents she was getting backlash accusing the president of backing a coup. she is our villain of the day. ate thing she has said, keep a watch on her. scary. before we go, we want to hear from you each and every night next week starting next week, w will put your comment on comments on the air. if you we pick yours you're going to get a hannity football.
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it's on my website. that all the time i have. a lot of news today. thank you for being with us as always. we will see you back here on monday.. >> laura: i am more and groom and this is "the ingraham angle" . the government is open for business tonightog. comes former adviser robert stone was arrested during an unbelievably aggressive predawn raide by the fbi. i can't wait to talk about that. his attorney is going to join a spike in just a moment. the storming of the house included 29 agents with guns drawn. 17 vehicles, and of course cnn was there to cover it. i wonder how they knew. it looked like it was meant for i don't know ms 13 kingpin

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